How much salt to boil 30 pounds of peanuts?

How much salt do you use for 30 pounds of peanuts?

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Oct 15, 2016
It depends on the amount of water used
by: Boiled Peanut World

The amount of salt needed to boil 3 pounds, 30 pounds, or 300 pounds of peanuts depends on the amount of water used, not the weight of the peanuts. It is the concentration of the salt in the water that determines the saltiness of boiled peanuts.

Our recommendation is to start with 1/2 cup of salt per gallon of water used. Adjust the amount of salt to your taste.

Read more about the amount of salt required to boil peanuts here.


May 04, 2017
Good Gobers
by: John Boy

I've been boiling green peanuts for a lot of years. I use 3 pounds of salt per bushel which is 35 pounds, and boil for at least 3 hrs.

Jun 18, 2017
boiled peanuts
by: Anonymous

I cook peanuts by the bag and use a 100qt pot. I usually add a box of salt and about 1/2 box of rock salt to the pot. I boil for about 2 hours then let cool overnight in the pot. They usually come out great. I bag them in 1 gallon ziplock bags and put them in freezer. When I want some I get a bag out and either boil them for a few minutes or eat them cold. They are good either way.


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